October 23, 2021

Bacolod Diocese to remain non-partisan

BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bacolod will not be endorsing any local/national candidate or party in the May 2022 presidential and vice presidential elections. Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon yesterday said everything is political but when it


Capitol eng’r dismissed

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN An engineer assigned at the Negros Occidental Provincial Engineers Office has been ordered dismissed from service by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson after he was found guilty of administrative offenses of grave misconduct, vicious habits, disgraceful and


Manapla, Toboso complete P87M infra projects

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The P87 million worth of infrastructure projects were turned over by the Department of Agriculture and Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson to the local government units of Manapla and Toboso in Negros Occidental, after the series of


Benitez calls for review of WESM pricing regulations

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Energy Regulatory Commission has been urged by Third District Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez to review the pricing regulations in the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM), following hike in electricity rates. Benitez said that electric cooperatives


Do your grave visits earlier

Go Girls! It’s about time we had another woman for president! Remember we’ve had two, and they didn’t do badly at all. Scandals were a-plenty during the terms of men as president, but I believe les girls did not seem


Cybersecurity and the new normal

More than half of small and medium sized businesses in the Philippines have been victimized by cyberattacks in the past year, with a quarter of them saying the incidents cost their business at least P25 million, a study by IT


10-yr-old Bacoleña launches book

Young Bacoleña Elise Gamboa, launches her first published book entitled “Andoy’s Unique Music.”  Gamboa was the youngest student enrolled in a Storywriting Class organized by award-winning creative writers during the 2020 pandemic lockdown. Her story in that class, written when

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RAM-UGBI endorse Leonardia, Atayde

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Rebolusyonaryong Alyansang Makabansa (RAM) – United Guardians Brotherhood Inc. (UGBI), yesterday endorsed the re-election bid of Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia and congressional aspirant Dan Atayde. The endorsement was made by RAM-UGBI president Ricardo “Mustang”


Today the Church opens a new liturgical calendar with the four-week season of Advent. Advent comes from the Latin word, adventus, which means coming or arrival. Since it culminates with the celebration of the Nativity of Christ, the season of

Advent time for planning and strategizing

It’s the season of Advent again, opening a new liturgical year. There can be many things that can come to mind with this season of Advent. For one, it’s a time of expecting and preparing for the birth of Christ

Exporters group says digital technology key to recovery

The Philippine export industry is recovering from the pandemic’s impact and is expected to further grow as economies open worldwide while stakeholders embark on a digitalization and business continuity program. The lowering of the alert levels toward the full re-opening

Talisay, San Enrique players top Negros open chess tourney

Chess players from Talisay City and San Enrique are champions of this year’s Negros Open Chess Tournament or the 2nd Governor’s Cup Chess Tournament (12 -14 years old and 15 – 17 years old categories). Gov. Eugenio Jose “Bong” Lacson